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January 22, 2015 There is no dysfunction in a Norman Rockwell painting, unless you count the kid who didn’t want a haircut. My great-grandmother was a Rockwell. more »»

Theater on the edge

January 15, 2015 Frequent readers of Backstage are aware that in addition to writing about theater, I moonlight working in theater. The event that is the most rewarding for me is the Maui Fringe Theater Festival. more »»

New Shanghai Circus

January 8, 2015 What do porcelain, paper, gunpowder, spaghetti and acrobatics have in common? If you said they were all invented in China, pass go and collect $200. more »»

2015 ushers in eclectic theater lineup

January 1, 2015 Every year on Maui, a new crop of shows is announced around the holidays. more »»

Top 10 2014

December 25, 2014 It’s touching that show business traditionally shuts down for Christmas. In a sense, this is the slowest week of the year with the exception of crowded movie theaters. more »»

Burn’n for Darren Lee

December 18, 2014 This week, Maui’s Elvis celebrates a birthday. “Burn’n Love” turns 1 today, and it will soon hit the 200-performance mark. more »»

ProArts cast rises to challenge of unorthodox ‘Wonderful Life’ version

December 18, 2014 ProArts is the biggest risk-taker of all the Maui theatrical companies, and for that alone, it deserves high praise. more »»

Hit the airwaves with ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

December 11, 2014 On Christmas Eve, a desperate man, convinced his life is worth nothing, stands at the brink of suicide. more »»

The season for dance

December 4, 2014 School’s popular program packed with song, dance and theater this weekend From dancing on the ceilings and walls of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, to tap dancing elves, to 10 dance companies in... more »»

‘Elf: The Musical’ a holiday hit

December 4, 2014 Short of a sold-out Castle Theater show, “Elf: The Musical” was the most crowded opening night I have witnessed since “Cats” in 2010. more »»

Bill Ma­her

November 27, 2014 *Comedian will return to Maui in January for show at the MACC Phone conversations with Bill Maher are beginning to become an annual tradition for me. more »»

‘Elf’ The Musical

November 20, 2014 There are very few things I dislike more than a sappy, low-budget, Hallmark Christmas movie, but when sentimental stories work, they work. more »»


November 13, 2014 The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is throwing itself a party on Saturday to celebrate 20 years of arts, entertainment, culture and community on Maui… and it’s FREE! TWENTYfest, the 20th anniversary... more »»

More teenage drama ...

November 13, 2014 There are two schools of thought in presenting youth theater. The first is choosing familiar material well-suited for a current group of students. more »»

Drama, drama, drama

November 6, 2014 A virtual whirlwind of performing arts on Maui is about to commence, with four to five productions running every weekend over the next six week. more »»

Events sure to provide a Haunting Halloween

October 30, 2014 If you can’t find anything fun to do around Halloween on Maui, you’re either overly picky or incredibly uninformed. more »»

MAPA’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ a Maui masterpiece

October 30, 2014 Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is such an exquisite and impeccable script that as long as the proper theater team is in place, equipped with discerning eyes for detail, it is nearly... more »»

Maui Comedy Festival

October 23, 2014 There are a handful of world-renowned comedy festivals, in particular Montreal’s “Just For Laughs. more »»

The Glass Menagerie

October 16, 2014 When it comes to naming the greatest examples of American writing, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” certainly belongs on the list. more »»

Worlds collide in Guru of Chai

October 9, 2014 In recent years, more than a few India-themed performing arts productions have come to Maui. Thus far, all of them have been extraordinary, yet sparsely attended. more »»



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